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employees can get there by bike, by muni, by bart. if you build this in north bay shore, you can't get your employees there to build out this kind of density. we're very much seeing this on the peninsula, where the office buildings that are located close to the caltrain are really distancing themselves from the other buildings on the peninsula in the northern part of the valley that aren't near the train. because that access to transit is so incredibly important. the other thing that i would point out is that while you are putting these kind of densities into this space, this is not back off this space for bank of america circa 1975, where these people are making $15,000, $20,000 a year. most of these jobs are high-paying engineering jobs. so you are putting a lot of people with high payroll into a relatively limited amount of space. and i think that that means that rent is less important. it's not irrelevant. but it's less important to these people and the willingness to pay rent to be in the right location and be able to retract and retain talent, being in the right location is critical.
revitalization and involved in the development of the better neighborhoods plan around the balboa park bart station and ocean avenue. i'm a board member of the, probably the only property in the station area that has any nongovernment attachments to it, which is the historic geneva [speaker not understood] and power house which we're seeking to restore and occupy as a cultural center and were discussed -- that role is discussed in the balboa area plan. currently i'm serving as acting director of the ocean avenue cbd which comes right down to the entrance to the station area. in summary, i have a good understanding of muni's needs at the station area, also an understanding of the community's interest and needs and of the issues and points raised in the city's balboa area plan. thank you. >> thank you. dan, if i could ask you one question? you're coming up here pretty humbly. i don't think there is anybody who knows balboa park and ocean avenue better than you do and your experience there. you have applied for four different seats. >>> right. >> of those four, which do you feel you best repre
be useful would be the patrolling of bart police by foot. presently they have a habit of using lethal violence too quickly and i think if they got to know the customers better they would be less likely to do that. thank you. >> thank you sir. mr. scary. >> simply it's the budget. the budget is why, why. >> >> without of whack. 1996 it was 3.$5 billion, same people, more services. today is seven point three billion people and same people and less service. the government gives you more of what you don't want and less of what you do want, and we want more service. we have to pay for it. my suggestion is we look at the wasteful spending in government and i conservatively believe there is a minimum 10% waste in government. if you were to take the money that we have and the waste is it's $720 million. that covers more than enough to cover the unfunded liabilities. it's the budget and the wasteful spending. thank you. >> all right. thank you sir: mr. yee. >> thank you cheryl. the most important thing -- the most important immediate policy that we can address and adl of us can ad
in that area and pedestrian activity related to the balboa park muni and bart station. and we are looking to conduct outreach with the support of the commissioner's office in the winter of 2012-13 and we'll enter into detailed evaluation phase to have results in the summer of 2013. there's more information available on this online at our website, the market street project is coming up with some interesting events. we call them pop-up events. the first one of them is happening this friday at the food lab [speaker not understood] at the hotel on market street at seventh, friday from 2:00 p.m. -- from noon until 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. until 9:00. this is an opportunity for people who use market street, the corridor on a regular basis to be engaged and get a sense of what some of the concepts are being considered for the street in advance of the next phase of our analysis. that also is available -- information is available online at the project's own website which is www.better market very interesting stuff happening there. we continue to work with mda and with cal
, whether coming from the bay bridge, the red line there is bart. the purple line is muni. you see caltrain, as well as the location of the future transbay terminal. we don't have the transportation plan yet. peter albert and the city are conducting a major study not only our project, but the transit-friendly atmosphere. our preliminarily parking study shows within a 20 minute walk of the site there are 23,000 parking spaces to put that into perspective for you on a soldout warriors game in oakland the most cars that we park is 5,000. so that is the puzzle that we will solve through this process in making sure transportation works. now before choosing this site, we commissioned some significant research to learn how people would feel about the project. you can see the results of that here. here is what we learned. when we told people what the project was, how it would be funded, and where it would be located. this was what we learned. it's very interesting. you can see on the san francisco side of the bay, with that description and information in hand, 80% of the people support the idea o
. i now live in district 11, just one block from balboa park bart station on lewis burk street. i participated on the facilities review committee as a member of the participatory governance process at city college of san francisco. so, the building that now faces [speaker not understood] as a part of a committee that worked on the plans, actually look at how we could link the pedestrian linkages between city college and our transportation including balboa park, k line, the phelan loop area where the 49 terminates and the 8x. i also worked for five years at the los angeles county metropolitan transportation authority in the board office where metro r which is their third sales tax that provides transportation revenue for transit projects and they're looking to accelerate those projects currently with a new bond measure this upcoming year. i worked with a lot of the directors that compiled a lot of those different projects. and my first transportation job was actually as a high cooler at muni in the service planning department. so, i have a lot of transportation expertise. i work wi
-- there are probably more dollars and energy going into that than any time since bart was put through the city. you have the eastern span of the bay bridge. you have the transbay terminal. you have the central subway project. you have the improvement realignment of doyle drive. all of these things are part of the hard wiring of our city that is going to influence the way in which we all interact with it. over the last, say, five to ten years, we have watched as development and interest and people have moved south of market, into mission bay, below that we now that is continuing and we now have projects on the table like the pier 70 project, which ten years ago no one would have thought was a viable mixed-use project, because nobody went there. and that part of it is no longer true. i think, you know, for all of the things that are going on in the new building that is in the ground, that is on the books, that is likely to happen this time around, both in terms of offices and housing, i think what i see as different is a difference in approach. we all know that it's being driven by what the demograph
't a lot of transportation near there. the trances bay terminal next to bart, next to cal train this is a great project and has so much commuter friendly things going on there, and as far as i am concerned when it comes to development in san francisco it's got to stop. >> all right. thank you sir. >> there are three parts of the economy, the consumer, the investment and the government. the only reason thing that has grown on a rapid rate is the government. the government gets their revenues through taxation or borrowing money. the problem is the regulations are hurting small businesses. 2/3 of all jobs are created by small business which are considered -- chapter s corporations and less than $250,000 killing all of the regulations and kill the incentive. the government doesn't produce anything. it's the private sector that produces the wealth and the opportunity. get the government off the back through regulations and taxation and you will see the city once again be vibrant. i'm telling you it's taxation and regulations. i have two successful businesses. i would not ope
. there's work on o'shaughnessy. i know there's work in my area, bart station. there is a lot that will benefit the districts. i want to thank plans and programs for their work on this item. is there any member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. and i believe the house has changed. so, if we can take a roll call of this item. >> roll call on item 11, commissioner avalos? aye. campos? aye. commissioner commissioner chiu aye. carmen chiu aye. he will bern? elsbernd? aye. [speaker not understood]. the item passes. >> item passes. if you can call item 12. >> item 12, update on the san francisco transportation plan. this is an information item. >> as previously noted -- thank you. as previously noted in my report, this is the beginning of our discussion about the san francisco transportation plan. i want to thank staff for their work in putting this together. it is not the last time we will be speaking about this, but it is important for us to start thinking about these issues. so, with that i'll turn it over to staff. >> good
the busiest bart station outside of downtown san francisco. it's got three light rail lanes, notable bus lines. and there are currently some issues with pedestrian access and transit op -- operations at the station. there have been previous efforts to look at improving the station and there are improvements that are on the way. some improvements that have already been done, such as the west side walkway project. and more that are on the way. but there is still room for improvement. this study, the circulation study that we are managing, is looking at ways to improve the overall circulation of the area. we think that one issue that hasn't been looked at in detail before is the issue of can we rearrange some of the circulation in the area relating specifically to how the vehicles access to and from i-2 80 at ocean and [speaker not understood] avenues and whether we can reduce some of the conflicts those vehicles are having with bus operations and pedestrian access. so, this study has also produced some initial products including planning those framework and existing conditions. we're in the pro
right. thank you. mr. crowley. >> muni moves more than bart. it's the biggest in the united states. for the on time performance it's tough to get around traffic and mitigation but they have a plan afoot and bypass areas that have bus stops on every block and that is one way to improve performance. as far as free muni for kids i support that but in practice we don't have the budget to support it and that's my stance today. thank you. >> okay. >> i took muni to get here tonight. i share a car with my partner so two days a week when he works in the city i get the car and when he's in silicon valley i am on muni. big picture we're not going to fix it on time and most is on the service and there are traffic jams and again instead of spending billions of dollars and doesn't connect to the existing muni and tunneling down geary where it's needed and as far as free muni for youth does it make sense we're hundreds of thousands of dollars in deficit and give free fares and people say they need to take it to school and that brings up a issue why aren't they going to neighborhood schools.
. i don't know if people saw that bart had one of the top riding days. that showed that we can rely on the existing service and just use it more efficiently. >> you said that there would be satellite parking lot. i wish that i had known that because i had a terrible time trying to park. from the parking lots and to the actual marina green area, is there a different type of shuttle that the city is provide? ing >> the satellite parking lots are around the locations where there is either a transit hub or a bicycle rental hub, so they include ucsf, they are a little father from the water front, we have civic center and performing arts garage, which is right on the limited line, we have the downtown garage close to the e and the f line. it is not that we are opening up garages that are closed we are helping the people find the facilitis that tend to have capacity on the weekends and we contacted the garage owner to help to anticipate bigger crowds. they could do it on foot and these augmented transit or i did not talk about park wide. it is a coalition of bike rental companies that have
it could be in the trans bays terminal that is truly close to rapid transit. walking distance to bart. walking distance to the train that heads down south. this would be an ideal place for a development to occur. a place like park merced where you have 17,000 people would be moving in there. 6,000 parking stalls, a car dependent project, right next to 19th avenue. you folks know how bad that is. how would it be better if we had more people living in park merced? i don't think so. so in my opinion growth should really be stopped. that was what the voters wanted in the 1980's when they voted for proposition m. thank you. >> if i do remember about 30-40 years ago san francisco was approaching a million i think in population. might have gone over but it was close so i know that we can handle it and i am very strong supporter of the park merced project which ties into how we can increase our tax base income. you turn around and create opportunity. the government cannot create opportunity. the development will create opportunities which will bring employment in. it will bring b
are intoxicated. they're coming from all over, from bart, from other restaurants. i can't control people's behavior as they walk by on the sidewalk. we've gone -- i've let one cleaning crew go because they got complaints from upstairs that they would play music in the middle of the night while they were cleaning and it didn't seem to be addressed by them and i let them go and i brought in a new cleaning crew. as richard himself will assess, the neighbors that have been open and receptive to communication from us, we've worked with them hand-in-hand to try to in a very progressive manner to make things better for them and the conditions better. * attest i have a letter from james howard. he lives on lexington street commending us for the way we've gone about our work. i have jackie, she lives in the same building on the floor below come into my restaurant and say thank you for going about this the way you guys have. richard, as he might attest, we've had communications via e-mail, correct? and we've been working with you to try to make things better, correct? i've even worked -- i've eve
really is a stop consolidation that mic mix the muni or bart portal. it's more stop consolidation. also a continuous center running transit only lane, roughly half as many island stops as exists currently today. and we believe that will result in it significantly faster and more reliable transit service. the tradeoffs here. for either option, if there is no cycle track buses and bicycles must share the lane and this may not achieve as well our goal of reduction in conflict and friction as there would be leapfrogging of bicycles and buses. center lanes would become transit only, buses and curb lanes would have to contend with auto traffic. stop spacing would increase with fewer boarding islands. there are a few things that would occur in either of those cases that are consistent for standard accessibility consideration, boarding island improvements as mentioned earlier, more amenities at stops so essentially a lot of items being proposed in the transit effectiveness projects such as off board payment, more amenities would be included in either of these options. the private auto on market
and regular muni and bart user and if those are the available seats, i would be happy to move my application around as necessary. thank you. >> just to broaden it, i mean, as you say, you are the father of a student who goes to school so you could hit seat 4. but seat 8 as well, families in westwood park. [speaker not understood]. you could hit a number of seats. >>> i'm at your disposal. thank you. >> thank you, mr. [speaker not understood]. at this time i will open up for public comment. >>> [speaker not understood] again. i just wanted to speak in support of dan weaver who is all of the things that have been said about him, continues to serve as the vice-chair of the mta, cac and certainly is a wealth of knowledge and the right person for ocean avenue and balboa park area. and also in support of william walker who would be an outstanding person on this particular body. i'll wait for you to figure out how to shuffle the seats. it will be a lot of fun. >> thank you, mr. filkow. is is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed -- oh, i'm sorry. >>>
it is not an adversarial, budget driven exercise. next the bart + fare instrument, i understand there is a notion to eliminate that. i wonder how that will be handled as if their change. t do believe that constitutes a fare increase to the passengers using it. new traffic signs appear to have mixed case lettering, i was told it was related to the mutcd. lettering and traffic signs is easy to read and this mixed case is more difficult. next item, dpt friday hearings. i was at two of them and asked for written procedures and guidelines for how the hearings work. i was given some documents. there is no complete set of procedures of what people can expect. i suggest that be developed. over the weekend i was at embarcadero. there was a new map on the platform that reflects service changes that have not been approved, that have not been cleared environmentally. i question that. i wonder if that is confusing to the public and somewhat disingenuous. suggestion changes that not happen. finally muni signs at three locations. all of which are high-traffic locations. it would be great if we can get
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